Posts Categorized: Constitutional Property Rights

BLM Land Grab in Texas Could Find Its Way to the Supreme Court

It’s not often that a property rights plaintiff will tell a Texas federal district judge to follow Ninth Circuit precedent on a property rights issue versus the federal government. Yet that is precisely the circumstance that several landowners face in litigation involving the federal seizure of approximately 90,000 acres of private property along the Red… Read more »

Globalization of California http://globalizationofcalifornia.com/

Wondering what Kassouni Law is working on at the moment?  Currently we are involved in litigation against the One Bay Area Plan. Here’s a link to our Client’s site http://globalizationofcalifornia.com/. One needs only to watch the site’s videos to see why we are so passionate about litigation in the defense of Constitutionally protected property rights.

The Situation With Clive Bundy In Nevada Shows The True Cost Of Government Regulations

To say that the situation in Nevada between federal officials and cattle rancher Clive Bundy has gotten out of hand would be an understatement. As of this morning, armed federal officials have seized Mr. Bundy’s cattle, forcibly arrested his son, and surrounded his ranch with armed federal agents. The Bundy’s, for their part, have assembled… Read more »

Kassouni Law Victory Featured in the News

Kassouni Law’s recent landmark property rights victory is featured in the news:   Alameda County pays almost $2 million to Castro Valley company after losing lawsuit By Rebecca Parr The Daily Review Posted:   12/16/2013 03:35:11 PM PST Updated:   12/16/2013 04:46:27 PM PST CASTRO VALLEY — Alameda County has been ordered to pay almost… Read more »

United States v. Apel is about property rights, not the First Amendment

Last week the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Apel — a case which has a number of free speech advocacy groups up in arms. But as Justice Scalia repeatedly pointed out during oral argument, the First Amendment is not at issue in the case. To understand this confusion, a… Read more »

Property Rights Lawyer Tim Kassouni Sends Letter to Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

On May 15th, the Sacramento Land Use Lawyers at Kassouni Law sent a letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) on behalf of Freedom Advocates and the Post Sustainability Institute, both of which are non-profit organizations dedicated to the preservation of private property rights, consistent with the Fifth and… Read more »

Supreme Court to Determine the Constitutionality of the Federal Government’s “Rails to Trails” Land Grab

Under the “Rails to Trails” program, the Federal government has begun converting abandoned railroad tracks into hiking and biking trails for the public. While this may seem like a noble endeavor, there is one major problem: the land the trails run through doesn’t belong to the federal government. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century when… Read more »

Kassouni Law Prompts Court Decision Changing California Constitutional Property Rights Law

San Francisco, CA August 26, 2013 On August 21, 2013 the California Supreme Court let stand a precedent setting, landmark property rights decision issued by the Court of Appeal which has changed property rights law. Business and property owners now have added Constitutional protection from project development delays and overzealous government regulation, signaling a new… Read more »

Timothy Kassouni Chosen as Expert Land Use Lawyer Seminar Speaker

Land Use & Regulatory Takings Seminar: August 19, 2013 4-5 pm EST Owner and Managing partner at Kassouni Law, Timothy Kassouni has been chosen to speak for Law Seminars International on the topic of Land Use Law and Regulatory Takings. To register for the Regulatory Takings Seminar click here. A Synopsis of the Speaking Engagement:… Read more »

Lockaway v. Alameda: Kassouni Law Prevails in $2 Million Land Use Case

County of Alameda Must Pay Storage Facility Company $2 Million In Damages and Attorney’s Fees For Violation of Constitutional Property Rights Court of Appeal in San Francisco labels County’s legal position “nonsensical and convoluted;” taxpayers on the hook due to government ineptitude. Kassouni Law announces major property rights victory. “Government officials for too long have… Read more »